Fantastic Four #48 [Regular Edition]
(March 1966)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


The Coming of Galactus! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Watcher; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]
Reprints

The Coming of Galactus! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plotter)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Black Bolt's evil brother, Maximus the Magnificent, in a final, desperate attempt to regain his lost crown, has fired the dreaded atmo gun...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Karnak; Gorgon; Medusa; Crystal]; Maximus; Seeker; The Silver Surfer (introduction); Skrulls; The Watcher; Galactus (introduction)
Synopsis
Black Bolt and the Fantastic Four put an end to Maximus's plan to destroy all the humans. Once the Fantastic Four return to New York the Watcher tells them of the coming danger of Galactus.
Reprints
Keywords
matter mobilizer

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plotting credit is acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in many interviews. Actual credits read "Stan Lee, writer without peer Jack Kirby penciller of the year."

This is the first issue of the three-part story which introduces Galactus and the Silver Surfer.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four Fan Page / letters page / 1.8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, I've just reread my copy of Fantastic Four Annual #3, and to me, the best thing that happened in it was not the marriage of Reed and Sue[...]
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Janey Davis, Houston TX; Leonard Tirado, Saratoga Springs NY; Robert Brissette, Caribou ME; Don McGregor, West Warwick RI; Alice Jean Schorfheide, Belleville, IL; Ty Bizony, New York NY; and Marlene Jablon, Chicago IL.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fantasy Masterpieces / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of Galactus!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Coming of Galactus!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. ["The latest gossip, gags, and gizmos from your bullpen to you!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins!
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Jack, I've just reread my copy of Fantastic Four Annual #3, and to me, the best thing that happened in it was not the marriage of Reed and Sue[...]"]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
  5. 4. ["Another bullpen bombshell!"]
    Fantasy Masterpieces
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